Fayetteville Hosts Big South 2019 Baseball Tournament May 21-25 at SEGRA Stadium
The 2019 Big South Conference Baseball Championship presented by Hardee's will be hosted at SEGRA Stadium in Fayetteville, N.C. The tournament is scheduled for May 21-25, and will feature the top nine teams in the final standings. The new format features two single elimination games to open the tournament, plus a bye for the No. 1 seed into the final six.
The first two days (6 games total) will be streamed live on ESPN3, while the third and fourth days (7 games) will be carried live on ESPN+. The event conclude with Saturday's "WINNER TAKE ALL" Championship contest to be broadcast nationally on ESPNU. The winner of the tournament will receive the Big South Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals. The City's marketing of the event received financial assistance from the Cumberland County Tourism Development Authority (TDA).
Founded in 1983, the Big South Conference has been an exemplary leader in college athletics, dedicated to developing student-athletes through the pursuit of excellence in the classroom, community and field of play. The league’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is made evident by its multitude of athletic accomplishments, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages and most importantly, its commitment to fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of its student-athletes. Comprised of 11-member institutions sharing a common geographic region and similar academic values and purposes, the Big South’s remarkable history of achievement is characterized by the league’s 19 championship sports and the profound academic and life successes of its more than 4,000 student-athletes. This has evolved into the conference’s “Where Winners Are Made” mantra as part of a new strategic emphasis on becoming the premiere non-FBS conference in the Southeast.